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A+E Networks UK Channels Move to
Cloud with Amagi
A

+E Networks UK has transitioned
its playout and service delivery
for its entire bouquet of 30 channels
in Europe to Amagi's cloud platform
running on Amazon Web Services
(AWS).
A+E Networks UK has partnered
with over 360 pay TV operators
to broadcast channels throughout
regions such as Poland, the Nordics,
Benelux, Central Europe, the Middle
East, and Africa. The complete bouquet
of A+E Networks UK 30 channels
across EMEA will now be delivered and
managed by Amagi.
"This partnership is an important
milestone in our goal to create an
effective, scalable and future-facing
operations in the cloud that is well
positioned in our supply chain,"
said Matt Westrup, Vice President
of Technology & Operations, A+E
Networks EMEA. "It allows us greater
flexibility to manage our evolving
EMEA portfolio. With the level of

visibility, agility and control that the
cloud offers, we can now manage
our broadcast operations in EMEA
remotely and this has been a huge
advantage for us especially during the
COVID-19 pandemic".
For A+E Networks UK, Amagi
deployed CLOUDPORT, its awardwinning cloud platform built on AWS
cloud infrastructure to support end-toend broadcast workflows and managed
playout services. Initially set up as a
business continuity playout option, the
operation was transitioned to be the
primary facility in a matter of weeks.
Over 50,000 hours of content was
ingested on to the cloud, and playout
and delivery of 30 channels were
managed over IP, satellite and fibre
infrastructure. The service is equipped
with an SLA-driven 24x7 monitoring.
Amagi has 60+ strong Network
Operations Centre with a full stack of
home-grown monitoring technology
platform that allows for effective end-

to-end monitoring and management of
the entire broadcast infrastructure.
"A+E Networks UK has been at
the forefront of delivering exciting
and
original
programming
to
viewers across EMEA," said Baskar
Subramanian, CEO, Amagi. "Our
partnership with a renowned brand
such as A+E Networks UK is yet
another testament to the broadcastgrade reliability and operational
maturity that Amagi's cloud managed
services on AWS is delivering on a
global scale. We are excited to bring
the unparalleled advantages of
cloud technologies to A+E Networks

UK, enabling them to innovate and
distribute their unique content to
viewers in Europe."
Mike Callahan, Head of Media
Solutions Marketing, Amazon Web
Services, said: "By transitioning
its primary broadcast workflow to
Amagi's cloud playout solution, A+E
Networks has once again shown that
AWS provides the resilience, scale,
and flexibility needed for professional
broadcast production and delivery."
The channels consist of 23 from A+E
Networks UK, based in London and
7 from A+E Networks Italia based in
Rome.

TAG Video Systems Expands Cloud Cover
with Support for Microsoft Azure
T

AG Video Systems, a world
leader in 100% SW, 100% IP,
100% COTS, Probing, Monitoring and
Multiviewing solutions, for all four of
the major broadcast applications (Live
Production, Playout, Delivery and OTT),
has announced that its MCM-9000
software platform can now run on the
Microsoft Azure Cloud in addition to
its existing support for Amazon Web
Services (AWS).
Gal Waldman, Chief Product Officer
for TAG, explains: "In order to reduce
costs and provide flexible workflows
the media industry is continuing its
migration from on-premises legacy
infrastructure to the cloud. As a
100-percent IP-based platform, TAG
has been deploying our solutions
on Commercial off The Shelf (COTS)
hardware for over 13 years which
made it a lot easier for us to move
to the cloud. We're now pleased to
expand our cloud deployments by
supporting Microsoft Azure in addition
to AWS. The support also underscores

our Zer0 Friction business
strategy
by
providing
customers with operational
agility to manage the
software across applications
and locations, and maximise
asset utilisation"
Deployment in the cloud
provides TAG customers with
countless benefits including
high availability, redundancy,
flexibility, world-wide access
to stored content as well
as fault tolerance, ease of
set-up and operations, and OPEX
compatibility. Operators can easily
monitor live production, playout and
delivery of OTT content in the cloud via
TAG's MCM-9000 system. The scalable
solution allows broadcasters to
access any number of licenses needed
for their designated channels and
services on the cloud. The customer
has full control of the instances,
the configuration, applications and
licenses according to their specific

dynamic requirements, for total
flexibility and agility.
This sophisticated workflow lowers
risk while accelerating deployment
- which can be achieved with a few
clicks, delivering a lightning speed,
highly secure environment that
provides media companies with
an easy to access, collaborative
eco-system.
TAG Video Systems is the world
leader in 100% software based

integrated IP Multiviewing, Probing
and Monitoring solutions.
Introducing its first IP solution in
2008, today TAG supports
over
50,000
channels
across the four primary
broadcasting
applications
- Live Production, Playout/
Master Control, Distribution
and OTT.
TAG's
Zer0
Friction
philosophy
allows
Broadcasters and Content
Distributors the greatest
scalability, flexibility and
asset utilisation available in
the market today.
The 100% software platform
supports both compressed and
uncompressed formats, including
MPEG TS, JPEG2000, SMPTE 2110,
SMPTE 2022-6/7, MPEG-DASH and
HLS. TAG's solutions run on standard
Commercial Off-The-Shelf hardware
(COTS) and cloud, providing state-ofthe-art IP monitoring and analysis
tools combined with highest quality
UHD Multiviewer available on standard
and mobile device displays.


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